Minnesotans to remember Nelson Mandela


A free public memorial honoring South Africa's first democratically elected president is set for 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 14 at the Cathedral of St. Paul, according to the Star Tribune. The ecumenical service will bring together religious, political and civil rights leaders, and feature at least four choirs.

The event was organized by retired Hennepin County Judge Lajune Lange, who is Minnesota’s honorary consul for South Africa.

Mshale, a newspaper for the African community, says the speakers will include Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu religious leaders. Many songs will be African.

President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela died Dec. 5 in Johannesburg at age 95. He was president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was imprisoned in South Africa for his struggle against apartheid from 1963 until his release in 1990.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-06-14 at 8.45.06 AM

Loved ones identify woman killed in Uptown as Deona Marie Knajdek

She was among the protestors Sunday night when a motorist drove through the crowd.

hutchinson health hospital

Hutchinson Hospital forgives $184K in medical debt following settlement

The AG's office accused the nonprofit hospital of violating a regulatory agreement.


Chaska man seriously injured in waterskiing accident

The 24-year-old was airlifted to a hospital.

Flickr - beach water

9-year-old dies after drowning in Carver Lake in Woodbury

The incident follows a string of drownings in Minnesota over the weekend.

3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota - August 2017

Owner closes JUUT in Uptown, cites 'escalating crime and violence'

JUUT is closed after 35 years at the Hennepin and Lake Street location.

Randy Dobnak

Michael Brantley, Astros pound Twins pitching in series finale

Randy Dobnak's six earned runs was part of a long afternoon.

Seimone Augustus

Lynx to retire jerseys of Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson next season

The former Lynx stars were a key piece of their four WNBA titles.

police tape, crime scene

Rushford police officer fires gun during report of a restraining order violation

The incident occurred on Highway 30 near the Rushford Municipal Airport.

lake water

18-year-old dies from drowning in Quarry Park

The incident is one of several drownings to occur in Minnesota in recent weeks.


Minnesotans asked to remember Jacob Wetterling

Residents are encouraged to leave their porch lights on Saturday night in remembrance of Jacob Wetterling and other missing children. Wetterling was abducted 22-years ago on Oct. 22nd, 1989, near his home in St. Joseph. He was 11-years old at the time and hasn't been seen since.